Can colors change your mood?

@codris (783)
Italy
November 17, 2009 12:27pm CST
hi everyone, i heard about this capacity of some colors, they can change your mood in some ways, like, blu can relax you and can make your sleep better, red color can excite you and in some cases can make headhache. But i've never noticed such thing, i tryed to see some blue or red papers for a wile but it was the same for me. What do you think about it? can colors change your mood? thank you guys.
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21 responses
• United States
17 Nov 09
well i know some images can upset me. but this is a personal thing. i think it is a personal thing. but it might not be a personal thing. we might all be wired the same way. but some people deny particular hurts, and other people deny different hurts as well. so there may be an unsatisfying image which is upsetting to one person. but the other person doesn't get upset. this way we can change in what upsets us and what doesn't. as well as colors maybe. you don't have to put one or two words to one color. a color can make you feel however. this is what i think. i'm not that into experimenting with seeing if a color gets me off, or hinders me. i don't notice those things.
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
17 Nov 09
There was a study done years ago on colors when we still had mental institutions. Everyone thought yellow was a sunny color and would cheer up depressed people so they painted one recreation room yellow and the other blue. Eventually, the blue room was crowded and nobody would use the yellow room--because yellow depressed them! So colors do apparently have a subtle influence on us.
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
17 Nov 09
They can reflect your mood as well as change it. For instance happy people tend to like paintings with bright colors and calm people are comfortable with subtleties, but depressed people I have found have a greater appreciation for what I call "muddy" colors. Studies were done that showed that rich people felt more comfortable in rooms accented with burgundy and gray, that prisoners were less violent in rooms painted pink. Linda Goodman used to say that if you drink water that was stored in a blue glass it makes you skinnier and out of a red glass it makes you gain weight. I never tried that! There is a reason why so many operating rooms are green and kitchens yellow, though.
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@Shavkat (63475)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
If we feel so excited to something, it boost our being inspired in life. We tend to anticipate the excitement of life-driven to fulfillment. I am sure most people will agree on this.
• India
18 Nov 09
you have heard absolutely right. colors have the capability to change our mood. Colors are also used for various treatments and this is known as color therapy.
@borhan (1345)
• United States
18 Nov 09
Colors can bring affects in human mood. Some of these are given below: Yellow. It is cheerful. Strong shades might be overwhelming and are best in smaller amounts, but light to medium shades can lift your mood like a room filled with sunshine. Green. It is the color of freshness. It can revive the spirit. The shade is important; blue-greens are calming and yellow-greens are more stimulating. Blue. Tranquil, comforting. Unrelieved doses of pure blue seem cold and formal, but reddish blues or greenish blues are more inviting. Think Wedgwood, periwinkle, or turquoise. Purple. Creative, sophisticated, surprising. Paler shades like lavender are meditative, and darker ones like eggplant are artistic. This color was once reserved for royalty, giving rise to the term "royal purple." Red. Red is bold, vigorous, exciting. Bright shades might be too stimulating. Pale pink is comforting and promotes feelings of well-being. Orange. This is Energetic, friendly, appetizing. Pure orange may seem jarring, but terra cotta, pumpkin, and apricot are warm colors that inspire relaxation. This is a good color for rooms where people gather. Dont give me much credit for this write up. I got these information on net. From there, i am sharing with you. Have a great day.
@etioewe (143)
• Mexico
18 Nov 09
well actually due to some investigations I did I found out that its not the color in a paper or seeing it, some says it works on a colored bed spread, for example if you have a blue colored bed spread you lay on it, you are going to sleep so well and cool, but it should not be a dirty bed spread. if you use white it also has its mood set, and also if you sleep on red. well I am still investigating to find out how true and effective it works, when I am through with my research I will definately give my final result and observation to mylot.
• Philippines
18 Nov 09
It is possible that color can change your mood, based on my experience. For me, black always reminds me of being strong and it gives me a lot of energy. That's what I feel. When it comes to light colors, I can't open my eyes longer. I don't know why and I believe that colors really do change our mood.
• United States
18 Nov 09
According to ideas such as color therapy, yes they can have an impact on your mood. Colors carry a certain vibration. In fact, everything has a certain vibration. Your emotions also carry a vibration. By the color vibration interacting with yours, it is natural for them to try to match up. Colors like blue and green have a lower vibration, which will essentially calm and mellow your self. Red and orange have a higher vibration, which will created a more excited and energetic mood in an individual. That is why you commonly associate red with anger; it is a much higher vibration which creates stronger reactions.
@gohan2091 (544)
18 Nov 09
I guess it can for some people but I don't think it changes my mood to be honest... hard to say.
@ehanby (18)
• United States
18 Nov 09
I've heard this too. I think it's a subconscious thing, part of non-verbal communication. I've never took the class but I've known people who've taken a non-verbal communication class. They said that there's a section about color. People use it in marketing too. I'm thinking specifically of McDonald's. I heard that they intentionally went with the yellow and red colors. Red is supposed to be warm and inviting and draw you in and the yellow is supposed to make you want to leave once you're done. I guess the idea was to get as many people in and out as possible. It obviously worked because they have the signs "Billions and Billions Served."
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
18 Nov 09
Yes, sometimes it sounds so true. Personally, whenever I see Pink or Pastel colors, it reminds me that life is so worthy to live and that the environment is at peace and relax and everything seems wonderful. Colors, I must admit, can sometimes manipulate my thoughts and moods.
• China
18 Nov 09
i also saw the similar article say the colors can change peoples' mood ,but i don't know if true or not ,it cannot get any effect to me .but for my opinin ,color is change other persons' mood not yourself ,but i don't know for sure ,i am looking forward to other better reponse
• Philippines
18 Nov 09
i believe in it as the color blue represent calmness and the color of the sky and the ocean it look very serene and quiet. It represent peaceful outlook and deeply reflect a person like to relax most of the times. While, green represent the colors of plants and red represent anger, love and mixed emotion which could make a dull person feel active again and it represent bravery.
• United States
18 Nov 09
Absolutely yes. Blue can make your room look spacious. Red will give you headache. I've read this before on the internet and my uncle give me this tip, to change the color of my wall into blue paint so it will make calm to look and wide.
@Apples24 (425)
• Singapore
18 Nov 09
I have heard colours can affect the mood too. Grey gives a dull feeling, white give a heavenly feeling. red gives an exciting or angry feeling, yellow gives happy, green give a natural, blue gives a peaceful feeling and so on
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
18 Nov 09
I hate seeing the color of bright red in any sort of room--it drives me nuts. Green, yellow, orange, and brown--especially if used in a combination--literally makes me nauseated; I have no idea why, but that particular color combination makes me want to throw up. Any shade of blue except baby blue is more of my thing. Royal blue is my all time favorite, followed by purple, dark gold, and silver. They relax me.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
17 Nov 09
The colors change our mood - It is a fact that the colors really do influence our emotions.
Yes, it is a fact that colors can change our mood. According to some specialists, colors play off your mood in three basic ways — active, passive and neutral. For example, I may get anxious when I wear yellow or red. Light green is my favourite color and it can refresh my mind when I am tired of my current work. Of course, different people have their different hobbies. Some colors may make them happy, but for others, these colors may make them angry or lose their temper. But it is a fact that the colors really do influence our emotions.
• United States
17 Nov 09
I think they can. For example, when it is fall, and the colors are changing, it makes me feel happy. The same occurs in spring. A lack of bright colors, in winter, can be depressing or sad.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
Yup, I can say colors do change people moods. I have written an article about his in my other site and I could use some of my copy and paste feature here: Note: This was taken on my AC article which is also posted on Bukisa and triond. Colors can affect your behavior and your moods. Sometimes color affects people's decisions and actions. They can even affect how other people react to you. Some colors seem to bring about a response almost from birth. Bellow is some of the things you need to know about colors. They are the result and proven to be true based on studies conducted. Babies react to the color red, for example, a few days after they are born. This attraction to red continues throughout life. But boys seem to like a fire-engine red. Girls tend to choose reds such as raspberry. Pink seems to have a calming effect on people. In one study, prison convicts who became angry or upset were put in a bright pink room. They calmed down quickly. Blue also has a calming effect. Deep blue seems to send message of strength and trust (that is why most executives wear blue neckties) and pale blue is said to bring on daydreaming. Yellow often has the opposite effect; it can make people nervous and anxious. This was proven in one study which shown that babies cry more in yellow rooms. In addition, here is an additional list for you to learn about colors. 1. Red seems to make people eat more and stay longer in restaurants. 2. Pink has a calming effect on people. Sweets from a pink box seem to taste better. 3. Splashes of yellow are cheery, but too much makes us jumpy. 4. Green makes people feel safe and secure, perhaps because most nature is green. 5. Blue is most people's favorite color. It means authority and knowledge. And people eat less in blue plates.